Presentation on theme: "Reflections on Agro- production and Agro-processing INVESTING IN AGR0- PROCESSING AND INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE."— Presentation transcript:
Reflections on Agro- production and Agro-processing INVESTING IN AGR0- PROCESSING AND INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE
1. The county has great potential in agricultural production. The main challenge is linkage to markets 2. The county government should take advantage of local investors 3. The price differential between the farm gate price and the market price is high Reflections on Agro- production and Agro-processing
4. The county should consider diversifying the product range of agricultural produce especially in coconuts and cashewnuts 5. Organic farming should be promoted both in cashewnuts and coconuts to reap premium prices
Reflections on Agro- production and Agro-processing 6.Mespt is willing to boost agricultural credit especially in passion fruit 7. Farmers should be empowered to adopt modern agricultural technologies through capacity building
Reflections on Agro- production and Agro-processing 8. The youth should be enticed and empowered to venture in farming 9. The county government should provide a conducive environment for investment 10. Effort should be made to avail upto date data on all agricultural enterprises in one document
Reflections on Agro- production and Agro-processing 11. The county government should invest in new technology in agricultural production 12. Policies should be enacted to ensure that a certain percentage of agricultural produce remains in the county 13. Support should be provided in utilisation of local products
Reflections on Agro- production and Agro-processing 14. A deliberate effort should be made to set aside a certain proportion of project funds for women and the youth 15.Mou’s for investment should include safeguards for the locals 16. The county should identify specific areas for specific investments
Reflections on Agro- production and Agro-processing 16. Farmers should form marketing groups to address the weak linkage between production and marketing 18. Small scale farmers should form cooperatives to take advantage of marketing opportunities
INVESTMENTS OPPOPRTUNITIES IN INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS- PORT AND WATER AND SEWERAGE FACILITIES AND SERVICES
Whether a feasibility study has been conducted by the Kwale county government to establish the quality of its underground water Need to explore investment opportunities in water recycling The available information on quality of underground water is based on a study conducted in 1999 hence the need for the county government to carry out a new study Based on the 1999 study, the water is fresh except for part of Ramisi River which has saline water
How to safeguard from present inefficiency and underperformance lessons manifested at Mombasa port The role of private sector in port development, management and service provisions since the prevailing environment seems to be averse to privatization of port services yet that would increase efficiency The port is currently operating at an optimal level of efficiency considering the amount of cargo it was initially designed to accommodate. Notwithstanding resistance from unions and no approval yet by the National Assembly in relation to port privatization, best practices from efficient world ports like Shangai, Singapore and Dubai exist
National focus seems to be on ports along the coast ignoring the inland water bodies e.g. Lake Victoria Need for statistics on export products from Kwale such as volumes and values of exports from Titanium products (rutile, zircon, ilmente) Initially Lake Victoria was under Kenya Railway. Its now within KPAs mandate and plans are on going to develop t to the required standard
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN TOURISM AND ICT IN KWALE COUNTY
Speakers and Panelists: Hon. Adan Sheikh (CECM - Tourism and ICT, Kwale County) Paul Musila (Manager, Mwalughanje elephant sanctuary) Fredrick Kabusia- (Safaricom) Jawa Mwachupa: Programs coordinator nuru ya kwale) Moderator: Kauli Mwembe Rapporteur: Salim Juma
opportunities for investment in Kwale County are limitless. Residents/locals are already participating in investment in tourism -the case of the Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary. Partnership are welcome in financing, infrastructure devpt (facilities, roads) ICT is a useful tool to boost tourism The County Government can venture in partnership with communication service providers.
Challenges posed by human- wildlife conflict at the Elephant sanctuary as apparently the Elephants seem to be immune to the Electric fence. A new electric fence is being installed since the current one is breakable. there is an area of about 2km which is unfenced due to social conflict and can be fenced after the social are addressed
How packages by mobile telephone companies e.g. Bonga points can improvelives/reducie the cost of living to the common Mwananchi. It’s Safaricom customer loyalty scheme for rewards and it is meant to help customers acquire phones at a good rate.
Speakers and panelists Dr. Mohammed Pakia Fred Wafula Crispine Yongo Chimwaga Manga Dr. Leah Tsuma Moderators- Hon. Safina and Parmet Rapporteur: - Mr. Mwatsahu
Kwale County is rich with very many mineral deposits which require maximum exploitation for the benefit of people of Kwale County. Investors can use the vastness of this natural resource in Kwale County to put up mining industries like what Base Titanium did.
There are deep and vast deposits of silica sand within an area of 200km sq and can be harvested up to a depth of 20 m deep. Excavation of silica sand could last for 200 years hence guaranteed investors a long term steady flow of raw materials thus realizing a good return for their investments.
Duruma Sand Stones Silica Sand Gemstones primarily found in Kuranze area Titanium,ilmente,rutil e Lungalunga and Kinango sub- counties Marigiza, Vidungeni, Eshuu, Mwachande, Muhaka, Ramisi Kuranze Maumba and Nguluku
Nobium and rare earths Coal Lead, zinc and cooper Mrima,Dzombo and Nguluku area Tsimba area,Taru and Kinango
Mechanized mining of Duruma sand stones. Extraction of Niobium and rare earths Extraction of Coal in Tsimba Golini for energy production Cement Factory Sodium silicate plant within silica sands rich areas
Government consent = 50,000- NG Single Business permit = 15, 750- CG County Government application fee = 1, 000- CG Pegging = 40, 000- CG Environmental impact assessment = 150, 000- NEMA Prospecting rights = 5, 000 NG LAND OWNERS CONSENT IN CASE OF PRIVATE LAND
Glasses, windscreens and other glass related products Beauty products Production of fiber optic cables for telecommunication Additives in the production of food and pharmaceutical applications.
Can be used in DNA and RNA extraction IN hydrated form, it can be used as toothpaste Useful in fiber form as a high temperature thermal protection fabric Used as a thermal enhancement compound in ground source heat pump industries
Issues Getting clean title deeds from Kwale Land registry is a problem It is not clear what modalities will be followed in availing land to investors Are foreign investors allowed to purchase land Interest rates on mortgage in Kenya is not consistent Local building materials are grossly under priced at harvesting points
Way forward Both levels of governments have started land registry clean up. County government is putting in place modalities for land banking starting FY 2014/15 Foreign investment companies are allowed to buy land in Kwale Value addition on local building materials need top priority
ISSUES There is need for a talent identification and management program for in-school youth population There is need for an elaborate exit strategy for out of school youth population There is need to commodify culture and package for across the board consumption
A joint committee consisting of CGoK and Kenyatta University to work on an MoU on area of partnership by Septmber 2014 in the areas of talent capacity building and scholarships
Asset based financing Public Private Partnerships Value chain funding Trade Financing Grants from from foreign governments through national government guarantees State owned investment actors Diaspora
Lack of information High cost of technology Unfavourable regulation
County Governments to come up with regulations that favour the investment climate. County government of Kwale to provide linkages between investors and sources of financing
A further study is necessary to establish the actual volumes and value of silica sands deposit- Engage the KNBS to facilitate and execute this. develop a silica processing plant to facilitate some value addition at site.
Kwale county could adopt a model used in Kilifi to convert saline water into fresh water. There is information available on how this can be done. CGK to pursue this as an alternate water source especially for industrial use